Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Program Prerequisites


Prerequisite Course Credits  UT Equivalents
Human Anatomy 4 BIOL 2320
Human Physiology 4 BIOL 2430
Kinesiology, Biomechanics or Quantitative Biomechanics 3 XSCI 3730 or XSCI 3750
Statistics 3 MATH 1040
Intro to Sociology 3 SOC 1010
OR Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 1010 or ANTH 1000
Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY 2400
Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 PSY 1100 or FSHD 1500
Medical Terminology 0-2 HLOC 1000
Prerequisites or equivalent from other institutions must have been completed within 10 years prior to application

Note: Course Substitutions will be reviewed on an individual basis

Appeal for Prerequisite Substitutions or Alternate Fulfillment Methods

  • Applicants who believe they have completed equivalent coursework or have relevant work experience or experiential learning that should be considered for prerequisite requirements may submit a written appeal to the Admissions Committee.
  • The appeal must include a clear rationale for the request for reconsideration, detailed information on the completed coursework or experience, and any supporting documentation, such as course descriptions, syllabi, or work experience documentation.
  • The Admissions Committee will review the appeal and provide a written response within 30 days of receipt. The decision of the Admissions Committee on the appeal is final.

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Email request to otdinfo@utahtech.edu


AP Credits

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits for prerequisite courses, provided that the applicant has achieved a score of 4 or 5 on the relevant AP examination.

AP credits will only be accepted for specific prerequisites as determined by the OTD program.

Applicants must submit official AP score reports to the Admissions Committee as part of their application materials. The Admissions Committee will review the scores and determine whether the AP credits meet the program’s prerequisite requirements.

AP Courses accepted

AP English Language and Composition

AP Psychology

AP Statistics

AP Physics 1: Algebra

AP Physics 3: Mechanics


Email scores with the applicable prerequisite course you want it to fulfill to to otdinfo@utahtech.edu

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Check your Courses for Utah Tech Equivalent

To check how credits from other institutions transfer to Utah Tech check the Transfer Guide

OTD Transfer Credits

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program does not accept transfer credits from other OTD programs at this time. All students admitted to the program are required to complete the entire curriculum as outlined by our institution.

This policy has been established to maintain the integrity and consistency of our program and to ensure that all students receive the comprehensive education necessary to prepare them for professional practice in the field of occupational therapy.

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General Questions can be directed to OTDinfo@utahtech.edu

Jamie Gardner

Support Specialist

Email: Jamie.Garner@utahtech.edu

Dr. Sheila Longpré

Program Director

Email: Sheila.Longpre@utahtech.edu